The long tradition of horses being blessed is being carried on in Chilworth village at the iconic St Martha Church. The event, held by Surrey Hills is a free event, open to all riders and their horses, with the public invited to watch the spectacle from the security of the church grounds. Our new vicar, Reverend David Oakden will officiate this year. There will be a collection for the church and to support displaced young people.
Horses will be allowed to climb right up to St Martha Church for the ceremony at 2pm, enjoying the far reaching views on the way. They will line up outside the cemetery walls for the short ceremony, poem and blessing. There will be mounted and foot stewards to assist.
Riders are asked to register for this free event, as numbers will be limited. Please visit the Surrey Hills website where all details will be found.